The Disturbing Rise In “Hillbilly Porn”

There is a rising trend in pornography: hillbilly porn. Instead of the usual bevy of coked out blonds with fake boobies from California, these fine films feature rednecks from the South and Appalachia. It’s no wonder with the popularity of shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Swamp People celebrating the inbred and ignorant. According to Gamelink, the niche market for movies with toofless white trash going at it started selling in quadruple numbers about two years ago. While I can’t say that I understand the appeal of watching homunculus troglodyte Wal-Mart denizens bumping uglies, I do comprehend the trend. Still, I can’t help but think that we as country can do better.

Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that provides fap material for millions of happy customers. The industry has always been visionary in its adoption of new technologies from film to Blu-Ray 3D. Porn filmmakers have always had their fingers on the…ahem…pulse on what’s going on in the culture. The U.S. seems to be going through a period where we put down education and hygiene in support of the unwashed ignorance of rural America. I think we should strive for pornography that elevates us as a people. Where are all those classic pornos that take place in schools or hospitals with naughty teachers and doctors? Now it’s all set in trailer parks and Arby’s parking lots. If, as young men, we grow up watching porn that at least displays people who can kind of complete sentences, won’t we be better off?

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